Saturday, July 31, 2021
Milky Way Photography for Beginners - Part One

Milky Way Photography for Beginners – Research, Location Scouting and Apps

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Welcome to Part One of a three-part series Milky Way Photography for Beginners. Have you ever wondered how to create a Milky Way photo? Do you want to...
The Andromeda Galaxy loaded into Starry Sky Stacker.

Noise-Free Star Photos – a Starry Sky Stacker Review

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Starry Sky Stacker Starry Sky Stacker, from the developers of Starry Landscape Stacker, is a Mac-only image stacking program that allows you to stack, or combine, images of deep-sky objects...

Perfect Focus with a Bahtinov Mask!

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What is a Bahtinov Mask? A Bahtinov mask is a device used to help focus telescopes but can also be used to achieve focus on any camera with a telephoto...
Starry Landscape Stacker Version 1.7

What’s new in Starry Landscape Stacker Version 1.7

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Starry Landscape Stacker is a popular, Mac only, program that allows you to stack landscape images that include a starry night sky to reduce noise and enhance detail. It...
Milky way in light pollution, Expose to the right histogram before and after

How to Capture the Milky Way in Heavy Light Pollution

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How is this possible? When you think of photographing the Milky Way, you usually think of doing it from a dark location away from light pollution. What if I told...
Milky Way Photography for Beginners - Post Processing

Milky Way Photography for Beginners – Post Processing

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Welcome to the final installment of our series devoted to beginning Milky Way photographers. In Part One, we covered research options such as apps that we use. Part Two...
Pentax 85mm lead photo

Pentax D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 Review – For Astro!

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The Holy Grail for Pentaxians? Shipping early July in 2020, to say the Pentax HD D FA* 85mm f/1.4 ED SDM AW was a highly anticipated lens among Pentax users...
The Pentax D FA* 50mm f/1.4.

Pentax D FA★ 50mm f/1.4 Review

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Released in 2018, the Pentax 50mm f/1.4 D FA* marked Pentax’s official jump into modern, fast full-frame primes. Made for all applications, including Milky Way Photography, the lens was quickly praised by the community and lens reviewers alike.
Prime or Zoon Feature PHoto 24-70 35 50

Prime or Zoom – Which Lens Combination Is Right For You?

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The time has come for some new gear. You want to upgrade to a mid-range focal length like a modern 35mm and 50mm prime or a 24-70mm zoom, but...
How to Remove Coma Aberration From Your Astro Images. Using Photoshop to Correct Coma in Post-Processing

How to Remove Coma Aberration From Your Astro Images

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What is Coma Aberration? Before we start talking about how to remove or even avoid coma in your astrophotography images, lets first talk about coma aberration. It is an...